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BOX 66-68 Books, 1900-1979
The majority of Warren's collection of music-related books and her extensive library of poetry books were gifted to the New York Public Library, circa 1994, prior to the family's final decision to donate the collection to the Library of Congress. These books are annotated by Warren or represent rare printings of works pertaining to her family's history. Several poetry books contain Warren's annotations, fragments of musical notation, and other markings on poems that became settings for her songs.
Arranged alphabetically by author surname.
BOX-FOLDER 67/1 Aiken, Conrad, compiler.
Modern American poets. New York: The Modern Library, Publishers, 1940.
Annotated poems: Irradiations (author: unknown); Autumnal clouds (author: unknown); The Second walk in the garden (author: unknown); Blue symphony (author: unknown); and Green symphony (author: unknown)
Attached note from Bortin: "Here are the markings which show how [Warren] changed this text, printed in the score of Suite for orchestra. Still, the 2nd movement text is not here."
BOX-FOLDER 66/1 American Music Center, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts. Composer/Librettist Program Collection at the American Music Center. New York: American Music Center, Inc., [1979]
Annotated by Warren; Warren's Good morning, America! is listed on page 87.
BOX-FOLDER 67/2 Browning, Robert.
The complete poetical works of Robert Browning. New York: Macmillan Company, 1917 .
Annotated by Warren (page 230)
BOX-FOLDER 67/3 Burns, Robert.
The poems of Robert Burns. London: Routledge, undated.
Annotated poems include: A red, red rose; Farewell to Nancy; accompanied by written notes by Virginia Bortin.
BOX-FOLDER 67/4 Carman, Bliss.
Bliss Carman's poems. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931.
Annotated poem: In the day of battle.
Laid into the original volume: one typed poem (two pages) found by Virginia Bortin prior to sending the book to the New York Public Library.
BOX-FOLDER 67/5 Cecil, David.
The Oxford book of Christian verse. London: Oxford University Press at the Clarendon Press, 1940.
Annotated poems: God be in my head (author: anonymous); and A Hymn on the seasons (author: James Thomson)
BOX-FOLDER 67/6 De La Mare, Walter.
Peacock pie. New York: Henry Holt and Company, undated.
Annotated poems: Hide and seek; The Little old cupid.
BOX-FOLDER 67/7 Drinkwater, John.
Poems, 1908-1919. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919.
Inscribed by Warren's teacher - Gertrude Ross, Christmas, 1919.
BOX-FOLDER 67/8 Farjeon, Eleanor.
Sing for your supper. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938.
Annotated poems: Nine red horsemen; This holy night.
BOX-FOLDER 67/9 Frost, Robert.
Collected poems of Robert Frost. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1939.
Annotated poems: The Road not taken; The Rose family; Two tramps in mud time; also, the table of contents (3 pages) contains several annotations/marks.
Several typed Frost poems are attached to the photocopy of the book's texts: October; The Road not taken; Acquainted with the night; Acceptance; Dust of snow; and Reluctance.
BOX-FOLDER 67/10 Hillyer, Robert.
The collected verse of Robert Hillyer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.
Annotated poem text: XXth century.
BOX-FOLDER 67/11 Holy Bible: Old Testament; Revised Standard Version, volume I. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.
Annotated texts: Genesis: 12-14; 20.
Warren used the texts from Genesis chapters 12-14, 20 for her work Abram in Egypt.
BOX-FOLDER 67/12 Holy Bible: Old Testament; Revised Standard Version, volume II. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.
Annotated texts: Psalms 89, 108; Isaiah chapters 12, 25, 51, 55-56, 58, 63-64.
Warren also has notes found on the book's endpages.
BOX-FOLDER 67/13 Huber, Miriam Blanton, editor.
Story and verse for children. New York: Macmillan Company, undated.
Annotated poems: The Wonderful world (author: William Brighty Rands); The Night will never stay (author: Eleanor Farjeon)
BOX-FOLDER 67/14 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.
Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, Publishers, 1901.
Annotated poem texts: Hymn to the night; A Psalm of life; The Building of the ship; The Song of Hiawatha: Hiawatha's departure.
BOX-FOLDER 67/15 Lucas, E. V., compiler.
The open road: a little book for wayfarers. New York: Henry Holt and Company, undated.
Inscribed to Warren by Gertrude Ross, Christmas, 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 67/16 Methodist Church. Hymnal.
The Methodist hymnal. New York: The Methodist Publishing House, 1939.
Annotated hymn (first line): Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty! (author: John B. Dykes)
Accompanying note from Bortin, regarding the last two pages of the hymnal where Warren had listed several hymns by number with the remark "I like." Bortin believed that these numbered hymns were Warren's own choices for her funeral music; almost every hymn listed was later used at her funeral without having read these notations.
BOX-FOLDER 67/17 Millay, Edna St. Vincent.
Fatal interview sonnets. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931.
Annotated poem texts: Sonnets nos. 7, 11, 35 and 50.
BOX-FOLDER 67/18 Millay, Edna St. Vincent.
The harp-weaver and other poems. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923.
Heavily annotated poem: The ballad of the harp-weaver.
Inscribed to Warren from Gertrude Ross.
BOX-FOLDER 68/1-4 Miscellaneous poems.
3 notebooks of poems by various authors, some annotated by Warren, as well as loose poems.
BOX-FOLDER 67/19 Monroe, Harriet and Henderson, Alice Corbin, editors.
The new poetry: an anthology. New York: Macmillan Company, 1918.
Annotated poems: The Congo (author: Vachel Lindsay); Who loves the rain (author: Frances Shaw)
BOX-FOLDER 67/20 Nathan, Robert.
The green leaf: the collected poems of Robert Nathan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.
Annotated poems: Morning in Iowa; and Now blue October.
Laid in: an untitled two-page typed poem (by Nathan?)
BOX-FOLDER 67/21 Page, Kirby, editor.
Religious resources for personal living and social action. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., undated.
Annotated poems/poem texts used by Warren: A prayer (author: Sarum Primer); This is my Father's world (author: Maltbie D. Babcock); A prayer (author: attributed to St. Francis); Hymn of the city (author: William Cullen Bryant)
The prayer attributed to St. Francis became the text for Warren's work A Prayer of St. Francis.
One of the book's endpages contains several notes by Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 66/2 Pratt, Waldo Selden.
The history of music: a handbook and guide for students. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1907.
Heavily annotated by Warren; probably used during her studies at Mills College, Oakland, California.
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay.
Principles of orchestration. Paris: Édition Russe de Musique, 1923.
Heavily annotated by the composer; Warren said that she referred to this volume more than any other text throughout her career.
BOX-FOLDER 67/22 Protestant Episcopal Church.
A hymnal. New York: H. W. Gray Company, 1916.
Annotated hymns (first lines): Hosanna to the Living Lord (author: John B. Dykes); Jesus, from Thy throne on high (author: William H. Monk); and Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin? (authors: Charles Vincent; G.T. Caldbeck)
Accompanying note from Bortin: Hymnal possibly given to Warren by her teacher, Clarence Dickinson. The markings may be his annotations or those of Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 67/23 Quiller-Couch, Arthur, compiler.
The Oxford book of Victorian verse. London: Oxford University Press at the Clarendon Press, 1919.
Annotated poems: A Huguenot (author: Mary E. Coleridge); and Song (author: Richard Le Gallienne)
BOX-FOLDER 67/24 Richards, Mrs. Waldo, compiler.
Hide tide. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, undated.
Annotated poem: Magic (author: Irene Rutherford McLeod)
BOX-FOLDER 67/25 Richards, Mrs. Waldo, compiler.
The magic carpet: poems for travellers. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, undated.
Annotated poem: Irish song (author: Helen Coale Crew)
BOX-FOLDER 67/26 Robinson, Edwin Arlington.
Collected poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson. New York: Macmillan Company, 1937.
Poems laid in: Credo; and The Dark hills.
BOX-FOLDER 67/27 Robinson, Lennox, editor.
A golden treasury of Irish verse. New York: Macmillan Company, 1925.
Annotated poems: O dreamy, gloomy, friendly trees (author: Herbert Trench); and Autumn (author: Forrest Reid)
BOX-FOLDER 67/28 Rossetti, Christina G.
Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book and other poems for children. New York: Macmillan Company, 1928.
Poems (laid in): Credo; and The Dark hills.
BOX-FOLDER 67/29 Rossetti, Dante Gabriel.
The poetical works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, undated.
Annotated poem: Silent noon.
BOX-FOLDER 67/30 Sandburg, Carl.
Complete poems. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950.
Annotated poems: Summer stars; Throw roses; Stars, songs, faces; Good morning, America (heavily annotated); Sunsets; Mist marches across the valley.
The book's endpages contain detailed notes by Warren.
Carl Sandburg inscribed this book for Warren (photocopy)
BOX-FOLDER 67/31 Sandburg, Carl.
Smoke and steel - Slabs of the sunburnt west - Good morning, America. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1920.
Annotated poems: Summer stars; Stars, songs, faces; Tawny days.
BOX-FOLDER 67/32 Sechrist, Elizabeth Hough, compiler.
One thousand poems for children. Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, 1946.
Annotated poems: The Clock (author: anonymous); The Little plant (author: Kate Louise Brown); Who has seen the wind (author: Christina Rossetti); The Christ candle (author: Kate Louise Brown)
The first two poems were set in her Songs for young voices; the third poem text was used in Who has seen the wind; and the fourth text was used in her song Christmas candle.
BOX-FOLDER 67/33 Stevenson, Burton Egbert, compiler.
The home book of modern verse. New York: Henry Holt and Company, undated.
Annotated poems: The Full heart (author: Robert Nichols); The Night will never stay (author: Eleanor Farjeon) and Who loves the rain (author: Frances Shaw)
Inscribed to Warren by Carlotta King, Christmas, 1933.
BOX-FOLDER 67/34 Stevenson, Robert Louis.
The poems and ballads of Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913.
Annotated poems: Windy nights; and an untitled poem with the first line: Bright is the ring of words.
Inscribed to Warren by Miss Cocke (undated)
BOX-FOLDER 67/35 Sullivan, A. M.
The bottom of the sea. [S.l.]: Dun & Bradstreet Inc., 1966.
Inscribed to Warren by A. M. Sullivan, May 15, 1967.
BOX-FOLDER 67/36 Teasdale, Sara.
Dark of the moon. New York: Macmillan Company, 1926.
BOX-FOLDER 67/37 Teasdale, Sara.
Flame and shadow. New York: Macmillan Company, 1920.
Annotated poems: Gray eyes and It will not change.
Several measures of musical notation accompany other markings.
BOX-FOLDER 67/38 Teasdale, Sara.
Love songs. New York: Macmillan Company, 1930.
Annotated poem: I shall not care.
BOX-FOLDER 67/39 Teasdale, Sara.
Rivers to the sea. New York: Macmillan Company, 1916.
Annotated poem: The Fountain.
Warren signed and dated this book of peoms on August 21, 1927.
BOX-FOLDER 67/40 Teasdale, Sara.
Stars to-night: verses new and old for boys and girls. New York: Macmillan Company, 1930.
Annotated poem: The Fountain.
Warren has written a possible concert schedule, listing vocal artists and musical works on a blank page; another page contains an untitled handwritten poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
BOX-FOLDER 67/41 Tennyson, Alfred Lord.
The poetical works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1900.
Two sections of this volume were photocopied. One section (pages 114-117), contains The Day dream, which includes subsections of verse, including The Sleeping palace; The Sleeping beauty, The Arrival; The Revival; and The Departure - each showing Warren's textual markings, changes and musical ideas that led to her work The Sleeping Beauty. Another photocopied section of this work is part of Tennyson's The Passing of King Arthur (pages 372-279), the annotations again showing Warren's textual changes made prior to the preliminary musical sketches of her The Passing of King Arthur.
BOX-FOLDER 67/42 Thompson, Blanche Jennings, compiler.
More silver pennies. New York: Macmillan Company, 1946.
Annotated poem: I heard it in the valley (author: Annette Wynne)
BOX-FOLDER 67/43 Tibbett, Grace.
Shadows on this wall. [S.l. : s.n.], 1932.
Contains the following poem: To Elinor.
Inscribed to Warren from Grace Tibbett (Mrs. Lawrence Tibbett), February 1933.
BOX-FOLDER 67/44 Tibbett, Mrs. Lawrence.
Wood etchings. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923.
Contains the following poem: To Elinor.
Inscribed to Warren from Grace Tibbett (Mrs. Lawrence Tibbett), August 1, 1925.
BOX-FOLDER 67/45 Turner, Nancy Byrd.
A riband on my rein. Hartford, Connecticut: Edwin Valentine Mitchell, Inc., 1930.
Annotated poems: Tahe Little Christ and The Little road.
The books' endpages are filled with Warren's notes regarding history's thinkers.
BOX-FOLDER 67/46 Untermeyer, Louis.
Modern American poetry: a critical anthology; revised and enlarged edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921.
Annotated poem: At the crossroads (author: Richard Hovey); later used by Warren for song At the crossroads.
Inscribed to Warren by Gertude Ross, Christmas, 1921.
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